Stories of Impact


Roberta Archer

"Turn the Corner" Swing Bed Program Provides Next Step to Better Health

Roberta faced several health challenges when she went into Emergency Department at Springfield’s Memorial Medical Center including congestive heart failure and asthma. After discharge, she needed a place that excelled in rehabilitation care. Enter Taylorville Memorial Hospital's "Turn the Corner" Swing Bed program.

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Mike Dulakis

Stroke Care Close to Home

Mike Dulakis was progressing through his normal workout at the gym when everything changed. Without warning, he slid out of the chair onto the floor in what felt like slow motion. He doesn’t remember much after that.

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Angie Griffin

A Memorable Gift for a 60th Birthday

Not many people look back on knee replacement surgery with fond memories, but Angie Griffin is unique. She turned 60 and was gifted with a new knee joint at Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH).

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Paul Hadley

Paul Hadley works a four day weekly shift putting in ten hours a day. He spends most of each day on his feet. When the pain in his knee started to keep him awake at night, he tried cortisone shots but the relief only lasted a few days at a time. A knee replacement and rehabilitation at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got him back to work, and playing with his young grandsons, painfree.

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Jim McCoy

A "hometown touch" to lifelong resident’s medical care

Jim was diagnosed with Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), which requires monthly infusion treatments. His monthly two-hour infusions at TMH help keep his counts high enough to fight infection until he’s due for another round. A lifelong Taylorville resident, Jim said a large part of what keeps his stress levels down is knowing his community hospital is familiar with his rare condition.

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Joyce Mills

Total Knee Replacements Keep This 79-Year-Old Young

Joyce Mills had tried just about everything to manage her knee pain—anti-inflammatory medicine, cortisone shots, rest. Knee replacement surgery at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got her back on her feet and back to the active lifestyle she loves.

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